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This practical fashion design course will immerse you in the
fabulous, exciting world of fashion design and will help you understand how
designers undertake the fashion design process.
During this fast-paced, 10 week course you will be introduced to
the principles of pattern cutting and garment construction, and shown how to
develop your ideas into unique patterns and constructed garments. Students
will leave with a portfolio of seam finish samples, a bespoke tailored shirt or
blouse pattern, a calico toil, a final garment, and the confidence to undertake
further sewing adventures.
Beginning with inductions onto our specialist industrial fashion
equipment, students will learn the basic skills of taking body measurements,
pattern terminology, drafting bespoke bodice, sleeve and collar blocks, dart
manipulations, and industry standard seam finishes to create a classic tailored
shirt or blouse.
No prior sewing knowledge is required, only a love of
fashion. Students will likely have to complete work at home between
lessons. A limited number of sewing machines are available to loan (with
a damage deposit) to students without machines at home.
Course fee includes sewing materials such as threads, calico for
toiles, interfacing and pattern cutting paper. The instructor will provide
advice for purchasing appropriate fabrics, buttons and other notions for final
Although the emphasis is on womenswear design and working to
personal measurements, men are also welcome and can work to the measurements of
a tailor's mannequin
Full time applications are open for 2018/19